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Old 10-30-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Nope. I don't find socialism a dirty word.
These are some of the 'socialist' programmes in the US:
The VA Hospital
The Post Office
Jails
Medicare
SSI
unemployment
Parks (national and city)
Beaches (national and city)
Libraries
Road, Streets, Highways, Freeways
Schools
Street lamps and or any lighting paid by the Gov't (city included)
The U.S Military (Paid by the Government using tax dollars)
(I was kidding)
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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Finland
Hungary
Austria
Poland
Italy
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:32 AM
 
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I really have no desire to move that afar ;just several smaller towns in Texas with populations at about 12000 or so and a large city with easy driving distance. That most is because of the medical facilties.Also these area have no real heavy industry and the downtowns are the business district of choice. s long as there is a decent airport nearby that is smaller but connects: I prefer it how days to the hassle of the large airports.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:52 AM
 
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(I was kidding)
I know. But I hear Americans trashing socialism all the time, so had to do a google.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Dublin, Ireland
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We went the active adult community route and our short list included Sun City, Hilton Head SC and Sun City Texas. We check out developers but liked what we saw with Del Webb.

We ended up buying in Sun City Texas.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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Smile 5 Best Places to Retire

South Carolina
Florida
Central Calif. Coast
Washington State (Coastal)
North Carolina (Asheville Area)
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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No one says Denver? Interesting. I'm 50 but we are thinking our next place will be where we end up. I have my heart set on TN, but my family seems to think they love Denver. Funny it isn't on too many top 5 lists.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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I wonder how many people (as a percentage) actually retire from their jobs, put their house for sale (and pay 8%-10% of the cost of the house in moving expenses), and buy somewhere else. Chances are they have become accustomed to where they are living when they retired, have friends there, have kids and possibly grand kids there, have doctors there, church or other social networks there. To be 55 or 65 years old and spend $25K, $35K, $50K to move, and completely change your life in that major way seems unusual. I'd bet most people just stay where they are.

We belong to that small percentage of unusal people. Our children and grandchildren live in CA and CT. Our friends and extended family live in CA. After retirement, we moved 6500 miles away from all. And still moving. Our children are always happy that we follow our dream.

Our top 5, some are already checked off:

-Italy (done, loved it, stayed for 7 years)
-Coastal South Carolina (done, liked it, but only enough for 2 years)
-Gulf Coast Florida (presently, love it, but 2 years is just about enough)
-Denver (starting this time next year, already picked out the place, planning to stay 3 years)
-Napa/Sonoma (final destination, because no matter where we are, we will always be Californians at heart)

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Old 07-21-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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Yank, why would Scotland let you in to their health care system.

We were covered by the national health care system in Italy for an annual premium of 450 Euro (based on our adjusted US taxable income.) Neither of us was Italian or had EU passport. We had the coverage after we were granted residency. I had a heart attack the second year I moved there, everything from A to Z (hospital, specialists, treatments, follow-up, medicine for every year afterward, etc.) were taken care of. We paid 100 Euro (about $125 at the time) in total.

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Old 07-21-2011, 10:17 PM
 
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Somewhere in Bay Area, CA if you have the money.
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